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Simon Winchester

Chronicler Jan Morris laments end of love affair with city

Hong Kong does not work as well as it used to and its people are less buoyant, the city's best loved chronicler, Jan Morris, told a capacity audience at Olympic House last night.

Thursday, 15 March, 2007, 12:00am

A Crack in the Edge of the World

A Crack in the Edge of the World

by Simon Winchester

HarperTorch, $76

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The tale of a killer wordsmith

About 120 years ago, in a Victorian England flush with confidence as leader of a great Empire, a call went out to English speakers throughout the world to contribute to one of the greatest intellectual projects ever conceived: the making of the first comprehensive English dictionary.

15 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Simon Winchester

Did you always want to make a living the way you are making it now? With quite different ambitions I read geology at university. A very deaf aunt thought it was theology, and left me ?500 (HK$5,800).

17 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Winchester chases diminishing empire

FAST on the heels of our story last week about esteemed scribe Simon Winchester's proposed trip to remote Pitcairn Island on a New Zealand navy frigate, a distinguished-sounding gentleman called us to cast light on the nature of Simon's trip to the far-away South Pacific island.

12 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Rifling through Winchester gives the generals ideas

AUTHOR Simon Winchester got an unexpected call from a branch of the Pentagon.

Military planners, making strategic plans for the future of the Asia-Pacific region, had stumbled upon his novel Pacific Nightmare.

In this tale, set in the near future, instability in Hongkong erupts into a Third World War in Asia.

27 Feb 1993 - 12:00am